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Deluxe two CD edition of the veteran British band's 2003 release. Send (Ultimate) is an archaeology of Wire in the studio between 2000 and 2003, a period during which the band worked on new music for the first time in a decade. This retooled edition of Send gives fresh insight into an exciting chapter for Wire, expanding the frame around the album and providing a larger context with rare and previously unheard material. The double-CD includes both sides of the 12 Times U vinyl-only collectors' item; unreleased curiosities such as "DJ Fuckoff," an exercise in hyperkinetic dancefloor lunacy; alternate versions of numbers originating in this period that subsequently appeared on 2007's Read & Burn 03; and the tracks from the first two Read & Burn EPs that were omitted from the original Send. 22 tracks.
- Product Dimensions : 5.67 x 5 x 0.39 inches; 2.89 Ounces
- Manufacturer : PINK FLAG
- Date First Available : June 21, 2010
- Label : PINK FLAG
- ASIN : B003P4NVVI
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #233,374 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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"Send Ultimate" is a remake of their 2003 album "Send". I stumbled on it in an Austin, Texas record store (End Of An Ear, with a huge vinyl selection on 1st street south of downtown). I didn't really know what to expect as punk after its heyday has to develop into something new if the band has progressed as musicians. I was not disappointed. Wire at least of this era still retain that punky edge but have morphed into first rate rockers, hard as hell with electronica and dance grooves worked in for good measure, giving "Send" the combination of beat and power most bands would kill for.
The second CD is mainly reduxes and issues of previously unreleased material, and has more groove oriented jams, the first CD being the primarily traditional song oriented format. It is equally impressive, driving, and shows us just how good this most overlooked band is. Fans of The Class, The Jam or other seminal punk bands who don't know who Wire are must correct this horrible mistake. Start with "Pink Flag", and you'll be hooked immediately. I can't recommend this band enough.